Aaron Weis

Golden Gov: Executive of the Year

Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer Aaron Weis has spent the past year highly focused on modernizing the Navy’s approach to cybersecurity by “pivoting from a compliance mindset to a dynamic model rooted in the philosophy of readiness and currency.” This plan, called Cyber Ready, is backed by a strategic intent memorandum from the secretary of the Navy. “Our assertion is that an approach more rooted in how the military views the problem of readiness is a better approach than compliance. Readiness is a wide aperture look at the state of staffing, training, supply chain and logistics that commanding officers strive for every day. Applying this Cyber Ready approach can use the same mindset to solve for the problem of cybersecurity. Cyber Ready is a better way to strengthen the Navy’s cybersecurity.”

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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